This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 5 August to 1 November 2019. Find out more about the consultation process.
Have your say on how our local councils can become more effective, efficient and deliver better outcomes for their communities. We are now seeking your feedback on the Local Government Reform Discussion Paper.
What is being decided?
Councils play an important role in our community. They manage local assets such as roads and footpaths, community buildings and land, recreational facilities, parks and gardens and they provide critical services such as waste management, library, social, environmental and health services.
Local councils operate within a legislative framework which includes the Local Government Act 1999 and Local Government (Elections) Act 1999. We are currently reviewing this legislation to ensure all our local councils are productive and operating well.
Following our consultation in March 2019, we have reviewed your feedback and collated your ideas for improving the way councils operate. Your ideas have contributed towards developing a discussion paper that will help decide what should be included in the legislation for Local Government.
The discussion paper outlines key issues and puts forward a range of models and proposed solutions for each reform area. Click on the links below to watch a short video on each reform area:
- Council membership and conduct
- Financial accountability
- Voting and election procedures
- Statutory requirements
We are seeking your feedback on the proposals in each of the four reform areas and invite suggestions for any new ideas and alternative proposals that address key issues.
Read the Discussion Paper and provide your feedback:
- Join the online discussion
- Email: DPTI.LocalGovernmentReform@sa.gov.au
- Complete the survey
- Submit your written feedback to:
Office for Local Government
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001
How will your input be used?
Your feedback will help us to determine what models and solutions should be included in reform legislation for Local Government which will be introduced into Parliament in the first quarter of 2020.
A summary of all feedback received will be shared on the Local Government Reform website
Closing date: 5pm Friday 1 November 2019.
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